OPINION: Small town New Zealand is not ready to give up the ghost just yet.
OBITUARY: Harry Manley was a quiet man who never sought the limelight. Of an even disposition, he had a strong work ethic and loved his family dearly. Generous, modest in his achievements and disinclined ever to say a bad word about anybody, Harry did his duty. He lived through and bore witness to some of the most significant events of last century.
Predators kill an estimated 25 million native birds a year. If current trends continue, our national icon the kiwi will disappear from areas with no predator control.
OPINION: The contamination of the water supply in Hawke's Bay should spur the central government into action over mandatory chlorination.
I suppose every generation has sacred cows. But no religious lot can compare with a secular society when it comes to the sheer number of sacred cows rambling around.
It all unfolded in slow motion.
Richard Swainson outlines the must-see films in the festival.
Sport goes out the window when money comes into play.
The New Zealand public are a perplexing paradox.
Why, when it comes to the language our bodies speak, we are so keen to throw our children into the lions’ den?
Opinion: Local people and local solutions the key to working well across the region.
Ex-fan's one-man protest after a stripper alleged mistreatment by Chiefs players.
OPINION: Whoever allowed the giant cat breeds in should have their heads read.
OPINION: People need to take responsibility for their lives and their actions.
Suggestions by Professor Leonie Pihama - that colonisation of New Zealand in the 1800s led to child abuse among Maori today - has to be one of the most provocative statements on the complex and tragic issue so far.
OPINION: Our babies don't need us to scream when they die. They need us to give a damn when they are alive.
OPINION: Artists use visual trickery to make you think.
OPINION: Governments can never replace caring communities.
OPINION: Only Donald Trump would put Scott Baio on the stage.
OPINION: Which politician will run on a platform of helping kids who can't afford shows?
OPINION: This is why we need "degrees" of murder and corporate manslaughter charges.
OPINION: To not thoroughly investigate the accusations of dumping poor-quality steel here would be to engage in the politics of appeasement and that will be a tragic first for New Zealand.
OPINION: Peter Snell's offer to gift his medals more generous than most people understand.
OPINION: Why can't we have single-sex institutions?
OPINION: Perhaps Hillary Barry should just disappear, the way Belinda Todd did.
OPINION: This week, I turn 50. Time is ticking away.
OPINION: Perhaps it's time to stiffen the penalties for methamphetamine sale and use.
We've been getting it wrong for centuries. The expression, that is. I know it usually reads "age before beauty", but the latest thinking shows that's just not right.
As you drive in from the Hamilton side, Waihi Beach looks like a jewel.
Who wants to be a millionaire? Last week, apparently everybody.